Systems Analysis and Design for Health Care Informatics (HCIN 542)

Course Description

Course Overview

This foundational course in the MS in Health Care Informatics equips students with the essential knowledge and skills required for the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based information and technology systems within healthcare settings. Topics covered encompass the complete spectrum of system development, project management, and technology integration and include:

  • the systems development life cycle
  • project management skills
  • requirement analysis and specification
  • feasibility and cost-benefit analysis
  • workflow analysis
  • process improvement/optimization leveraging techniques such as Lean Six Sigma and Agile
  • logical and physical design
  • prototyping
  • system validation
  • change and communication management
  • deployment
  • human factors
  • post-implementation review

Through a structured design, students gain a deep understanding of these critical elements, preparing them to navigate the complex landscape of health informatics and contribute effectively to healthcare technology advancements.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


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